Effect of Stormwater on Stream Dissolved Oxygenby Robert Smith, Chf.; Systems and Economic Analysis Sect., Wastewater Research Div., Municipal Environmental Research Lab., U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Richard G. Eilers, Systems and Economic Analysis Sect., Wastewater Research Div., Municipal Environmental Research Lab., U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 549-559
Document Type: Journal Paper
Closed-form and numerical integration solutions for the dissolved oxygen deficit response in natural streams with dispersion resulting from storm and combined sewer overflows are presented. The closed-form solution for an impulsive load can be used with the superposition principle to compute dissolved oxygen deficit concentration as a function of time and distance from the entry point of the stormwater overflow event. Computed values for the peak dissolved oxygen deficit and the time from entry where it occurs are expressed as single-valued functions of nondimensional groupings.
Subject Headings: Dissolved oxygen | Stormwater management | Rivers and streams | Overflow | Closed form solutions | Storm sewers | Concentrated loads | Numerical methods | Combined sewers
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